• 14 Jul, 2024

Yeat's Journey: How Internet Fame Turned Into Chart-Topping Success

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern hip-hop, few names have sparked as much intrigue and momentum as Yeat. Born Noah Oliver Smith, this young Portland rapper has catapulted from underground curiosity to mainstream phenomenon in just a few years. His unique sound, catchy hooks, and internet savvy have earned him not only viral hits but also nods from some of the industry's biggest names.

From Early Interests to Mainstream Success
Yeat's journey into the world of music began in his teenage years, releasing tracks that slowly built him a loyal following. His real breakthrough came in 2021 with the release of "Sorry Bout That" and "Money Twërk," tracks that showcased his knack for creating infectious rhythms and a unique lyrical style. This newfound acclaim opened doors to collaborations with heavy hitters like Young Thug and Gunna, marking his arrival on the big stage.


The Viral Sensation of “Gët Busy”
Perhaps nothing has defined Yeat’s ascent as vividly as the success of "Gët Busy," a track that exploded on TikTok thanks to its catchy bell sounds, becoming a cultural staple overnight. This track’s viral nature wasn’t just a testament to its catchiness but also highlighted Yeat’s ability to tap into the pulse of the digital audience, a crucial skill in today’s music industry.


A New Voice for a New Era
With his latest album, 2 Alivë, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, Yeat isn't just releasing music; he's defining a new era of what he calls "SoundCloud 2.0." This new wave of music blends synthy rage rap with echoes of the moshpit-heavy shows that characterized the mid-2010s SoundCloud rap scene. His style, often non-conformist and eclectic, draws comparisons to icons like Young Thug and Future, but with a distinctly 2020s twist.


Crafting a Unique Lingo and Style
Yeat isn’t just a rapper; he’s a cultural shaper. Known for inventing his own lingo, his tracks are peppered with phrases and words that might befuddle a dictionary but resonate with his audience. From "Twizzy" to "luh geeky," Yeat's vocabulary is becoming part of the youth lexicon, showcasing his influence extends beyond music.


Recognition and Co-Signs
The impact of Yeat’s work has been recognized by industry titans like Drake and the Weeknd, who have publicly co-signed his talents. Such endorsements are not just feather in his cap but affirmations that Yeat’s sound and style are the new frontier in hip-hop.


Yeat's rise from an online unknown to a chart-topping artist is a narrative that mirrors the very essence of modern music discovery. His ability to blend catchy, viral-ready beats with sharp, trendsetting lyrics positions him as a leading figure in the next wave of hip-hop superstars. As he continues to develop his sound and reach, the industry watches eagerly: Yeat is not just making tracks; he's making history.


Picture credits: https://www.instagram.com/yeat/?hl=de

Valerie W.

Valerie is the writer of Wavy Music Magazine, a premier destination for music industry professionals. Through her interviews, reviews, and expert insights, she keeps readers up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the world of music.